Hello my friends! I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Mine couldn't have been better...except maybe I could have done without my little guy catching a bad cough. But if that's the only thing I can complain about then that makes me pretty darn lucky :)
I am SO ready to start posting Christmas projects! I love this time of year and try and hold off my Christmas posts until after Thanksgiving. Which is kinda hard since I have had holiday paper in my possession for a couple months!
For today's project, I used the new Christmas & Winter Stack at Jo-Ann's. This is one of the great 180 sheet stacks which is a killer deal! If you love a traditional paper stack, you will LOVE this! And the paper in this stack works great with this project because the thinner paper is really easy to roll :)
This is what I created on my Sunday afternoon at home :) I love how it turned out and it looks perfect on my kitchen table!
I painted a scrap piece of wood and created my tree on that. But you could easily do this on a canvas or even a piece of cardstock that you frame and keep the glass out.
To create on wood: Paint your scrap wood & apply a thin layer of Mod Podge over it. Let it dry. Add your tree trunk paper piece and apply another thin layer of Mod Podge. Sprinkle a little glitter while Mod Podge is still wet. Let dry. Start rolled paper pieces.
HINT* I have discovered Mod Podge Hard Coat which I love! It doesn't leave any kind of sticky residue feeling afterwards. I have never been a Mod Podge Expert but I am always getting better, practice makes perfect :)
I rolled pieces of paper around a pencil, hot glued the ends and slipped the pencil out. I went down in lengths every 1/2 inch to make the tree shape. My smallest piece is 1/2 inch wide and my widest is 10 1/2 inches. I hot glued the rolls to the wood. Added some buttons, ribbon and a cute bird that I hand cut out. I love how it turned out and it will for sure come out every holiday at my house :)
Love seeing ideas gifted artist make with DCWV paper.
LOVE this! So clean and simple - looks great against that grungy paper!